Fingal Social Inclusion Week: Bashir Obasekola PhD & Oluwo of Iwo, A Nigerian Monarch Stole The Show In Dublin

The migrant community in Fingal County Council, Dublin, Republic of Ireland were not just excited but grateful to the council for such an amazing event powered by MaryCare Foundation with the support of TellAfrica as homeland Africa was virtually relocated to Ireland on Tuesday 18 November 2020. The theme of the event: Health, Economic & Social Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Migrant Community in Fingal County Council & Environ was judiciously dealt by three guest speakers which includes; William Deng, Esq. from the Netherlands, Tolani Balogun RN while Oba Abdulrasheed…

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Update: Nigerians In Diaspora Europe Election Debate 2020

The management of TellAfrica having duly consulted with 22 out of 24 NIDO Europe Chapter Chairmen with a 100% support on the need to move with the tides of international standard and development in a bid to uphold democracy whilst promoting transparency and accountability in the forthcoming NIDOE election, present a first of it’s kind NIDOE 2020 ELECTION DEBATE. The place of the civil society and independent platforms devoid of bias and personal interest cannot be over-emphasised should we consider a free & fair election, where capable hands are elected…

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JUST IN: Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Emerge Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.

Ngozi Iweala emerged winner of the highly competitive race after polling 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her opponent, South Korea’s trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee. With the development, Iweala becomes the first female and first African to occupy the office. Recall that she had received support from 79 countries, Speaking during a virtual press conference last Friday, she said the 55-man African Union (AU) officially endorsed her over her only opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea.

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Ah! Road Accident Kills Five Policemen In Ondo

-Adewale Adetoyese At least five mobile policemen have been killed in a fatal accident along the Oba Ile Road, Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday. TellAfrica gathered that the victims were in a Toyota Hilux and were heading towards the airport when the incident happened. An eyewitness said the accident occurred as a result of speeding at a sharp bend of the road. The police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident but said he was yet to ascertain the number of the victims. “I will have…

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Gas Explosion: 5 Persons Dead, 3 Rescued In Buruwa, Lagos

Five persons were confirmed dead in the gas explosion that occurred at Baruwa, Alimosho area of Lagos on Thursday. TellAfrica gathered that the gas tanker explosion occurred at 5:40 a.m. when a LPG tanker was discharging at the Best Roof Plant Station at the area. Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), while giving an update on the explosion said, three persons were rescued while five bodies were recovered from the explosion. The rescued persons had been taken to a hospital after the initial first…

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President Buhari Presents Nigeria’s 2021 budget to National Assembly

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari today presents the 2021 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. In a letter to both chambers on Tuesday, the president said he will lay the budget before the lawmakers at 11:00 a.m. The event is expected to take about an hour. The estimated budget expenditure is expected to be about N13.08 trillion – according to the Medium Term Expenditure Framework approved by the Senate and House of Representatives. Mr Buhari is also expected to address, in his…

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Ondo 2020: Gubernatorial Candidates Sign Peace Accord

Candidates for the Ondo State governorship election billed for Saturday 10 October 2020 on Tuesday have signed a peace agreement. The peace accord signing ceremony was held in Akure, Ondo State capital. The candidates who signed the peace accord were Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Agboola Ajayi who is contesting under the banner of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). The peace accord signing was facilitated by the National Peace Committee. In his address, the chairman of the Independent National…

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Church Goers Turn Back As Sporadic Gunshots Takeover Akure As APC, PDP Political Thugs Lock Horns

-Adewale Adetoyese Christians who were on there way to Churches had to turn back home as thugs took over some parts of Akure, the Ondo State capital on Sunday morning when hoodlums suspected to be from the camp the of All Progressive Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP attacked each other. TellAfrica gathered that sporadic shootings rented the air as motorists and passers-by scampered for safety during the fracas. With the busy Oba Adesida road deserted which also extended to Arakale axis of the city, those who were…

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2 Children Drown Following Heavy Rainfall In Lagos

Two children still unidentified have drowned in a flood at Ketu, Lagos, during heavy rainfall on Saturday. The incident which occurred at Oyebanjo Street, Ketu area of the metropolis was confirmed by the Lagos Emergency Management Agency. The agency said it received several calls concerning the incident. However, the children are yet to be recovered at the time of this report. “The agency received distress calls concerning the above. On arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that around 8 p.m., two children had been caught up…

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President Buhari Declares 1st Of November For Nigerian Youth

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day in Nigeria. The was revealed via the Twitter handle of the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Wednesday. The President made this known during the Federal Executive Council meeting which was held Wednesday morning, the Minister stated. The tweet reads as follows; “Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find…

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